The Boy Who Lived is all grown up! Pottermore revealed the first look at middle-aged Harry Potter, his wife Ginny and their son Albus from the upcoming play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and it will give you all of the feels.
The play debuts in London this summer and picks up the story 19 years after it left off at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In this first look at the cast, Harry (Jamie Parker) shows off his characteristic scar, while Ginny (Poppy Miller) has her Weasley red hair chopped into a bob, and Albus (Sam Clemmett) wears his older brother James’s Hogwarts robes.
If you have any qualms about these unfamiliar actors taking on the iconic roles, J.K. Rowling is here to squash them. “He simply is Harry now,” she said of Parker’s transformation. “There’s a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right.”
The author also said that Miller’s portrayal of Ginny is a perfect acceleration of her character. “I think a lot of people would like to have Poppy’s Ginny for a mother. Kind and cool, exactly as I imagined her,” Rowling said.
As for Clemmett in the role of Harry’s youngest son: “We couldn’t have cast better.” Keep an eye on Pottermore for more character reveals as the week continues. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits London’s stage this summer, and the play’s script comes to bookstores July 31.